On July 14, 2015 the Cincinnati Reds and the city of Cincinnati played host to the 86th "Midsummer Classic." These photograps serve to document one fan's perspective of how the city changed during "All-Star Week."

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All Star Game branding at The Banks Entertainment District.
All Star Game branding at The Banks Entertainment District.
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The mustache and pill box cap motif became the brand image for the 2015 game. A version of it was emblazoned upon the Scripps Center.
The mustache and pill box cap motif became the brand image for the 2015 game. A version of it was emblazoned upon the Scripps Center.
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Workers construct the zip line scaffolding four days before the game.
Workers construct the zip line scaffolding four days before the game.
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Lamp post decorations.

Lamp post decorations.

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Welcoming signs placed at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill. The bar would go on to close permanently the day after the game.
Welcoming signs placed at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill. The bar would go on to close permanently the day after the game.
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While the Cincinnati Streetcar won't be completed until the Fall of 2016, fresh interstate signs were added above 2nd. St.
While the Cincinnati Streetcar won't be completed until the Fall of 2016, fresh interstate signs were added above 2nd. St.
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Neon green paint was used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
Neon green paint was used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
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Neon green paint was used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
Neon green paint was used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
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Neon green signs were used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
Neon green signs were used to indicate the easiest walking paths to the game and the complementary Fan Fest.
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Plants outside the ballpark walls.
Plants outside the ballpark walls.
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One of the gates at Great American Ballpark. The adjoining area has been decorated with logos of past All-Star Games.
One of the gates at Great American Ballpark. The adjoining area has been decorated with logos of past All-Star Games.
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Eastern end of the zip line attraction being constructed near the Reds Hall of Fame.
Eastern end of the zip line attraction being constructed near the Reds Hall of Fame.
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A downtown skywalk decorated for the game.
A downtown skywalk decorated for the game above Main St.
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Hand painted decorations on the storefront of the Christian Science Reading Room in downtown Cincinnati.
Hand painted decorations on the storefront of the Christian Science Reading Room in downtown Cincinnati.
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All-Star branding in the main terminal of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
All-Star branding in the main terminal of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
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All-Star branding in the main terminal of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
All-Star branding in the main terminal of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
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All-Star branding on the luggage carousel of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
All-Star branding on the luggage carousel of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG),
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Logo for "Hometown All-Stars," an honoring of local charities by local corporations, on display at  a Kroger in Newport, KY.
Logo for "Hometown All-Stars," an honoring of local charities by local corporations, on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
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All-Star Game souvenirs on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
All-Star Game souvenirs on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
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Pepsi sponsored All-Star branding on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
Pepsi sponsored All-Star branding on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
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A Major League Baseball logo constructed out of Pepsi products on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
A Major League Baseball logo constructed out of Pepsi products on display at a Kroger in Newport, KY.
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Countdown to the game at Where I'm From, a store in the suburban Kenwood Towne Centre mall.
Countdown to the game at Where I'm From, a store in the suburban Kenwood Towne Centre mall.
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All-Star themed t-shirts on sale at Where I'm From in the suburban Kenwood Towne Centre mall.
All-Star themed t-shirts on sale at Where I'm From in the suburban Kenwood Towne Centre mall.
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Join All-Star Game and Budweiser neon sign with other souveneirs at a gas station in Miamitown, Ohio.
Join All-Star Game and Budweiser neon sign with other souveneirs at a gas station in Miamitown, Ohio.
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All-Star themed glasses pouches on sale at the Oakley Store.
All-Star themed glasses pouches on sale at the Oakley Store.
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Union Terminal with All-Star branding and one of the many mustache statues that were placed around town.
Union Terminal with All-Star branding and one of the many mustache statues that were placed around town.
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Mustache statue in front of Cincinnati City Hall.
Mustache statue in front of Cincinnati City Hall.
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All-Star Game logo made of flowers at Smale Riverfront Park directly in front of Great American Ballpark.
All-Star Game logo made of flowers at Smale Riverfront Park directly in front of Great American Ballpark.
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On the pedestrian path of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, a sign indicating how to get to the game.
On the pedestrian path of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, a sign indicating how to get to the game.
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During "All-Star Week," construction was halted on the nearby GE Building where cranes displayed large American flags.
During "All-Star Week," construction was halted on the nearby GE Building where cranes displayed large American flags.
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A worker tests a zip line in front of the Scripps Center, decorated in an All-Star motif.
A worker tests a zip line in front of the Scripps Center, decorated in an All-Star motif.
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The Paper Tiger, a local shop in Bellevue, KY advertising for the All-Star Game.

The Paper Tiger, a local shop in Bellevue, KY advertising for the All-Star Game.

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Schneider's​, a sweet shop on Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue, KY decorate for the game.

Schneider's, a sweet shop on Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue, KY decorate for the game.

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Fairfield Ave in Bellevue, KY lined with thirty flags, each one with a logo of Major League Baseball's teams.​

Fairfield Ave in Bellevue, KY lined with thirty flags, each one with a logo of Major League Baseball's teams.

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The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.​

The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

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​Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

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​Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

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​Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

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​Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

Detail of The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square illuminated with red lights.

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​All-Star Game countdown clock at Fountain Square.

All-Star Game countdown clock at Fountain Square.

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Looking at the Westin Hotel lobby windows across Fountain Square and 5th St.

Looking at the Westin Hotel lobby windows across Fountain Square and 5th St.

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​Cincinnati's tallest building, the Carew Tower, serving as the backdrop for a projected image of an old time baseball player.

Cincinnati's tallest building, the Carew Tower, serving as the backdrop for a projected image of an old time baseball player.

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Skywalk over 5th St. featuring All-Star branding.​

Skywalk over 5th St. featuring All-Star branding.

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The Atrium 2 office tower in downtown Cincinnati illuminated with red lights.​

The Atrium 2 office tower in downtown Cincinnati illuminated with red lights.

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​While out making photographs I met Grace and Sean who were kind enough to share some of their Goodfellas Pizza with me.

While out making photographs I met Grace and Sean who were kind enough to share some of their Goodfellas Pizza with me.

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Rear side of the Great American Ballpark scoreboard featuring new decorations for the All-Star Game.​

Rear side of the Great American Ballpark scoreboard featuring new decorations for the All-Star Game.

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Great American Ballpark at night on the evening before the Home Run Derby.​

Great American Ballpark at night on the evening before the Home Run Derby.

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Merchandise stand​s set up along Pete Rose Way against Great American Ballpark. At night, they were guarded by the Cincinnati Police Department.

Merchandise stands set up along Pete Rose Way against Great American Ballpark. At night, they were guarded by the Cincinnati Police Department.

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Great American Ballpark and Fort Washington Way.​

Great American Ballpark and Fort Washington Way.

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Advertisement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center highlighting an exhibit that corresponded to the All-Star festivities.​

Advertisement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center highlighting an exhibit that corresponded to the All-Star festivities.

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April, a local homeless woman, selling baseball cards at the corner of 2nd and Main.​

April, a local homeless woman, selling baseball cards at the corner of 2nd and Main.

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April, a local homeless woman, showing off a Jose Rijo card she was selling.

April, a local homeless woman, showing off a Jose Rijo card she was selling.

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Pepsi sponsored a "block party" along Freedom Way that included a zip line running above the street.​

Pepsi sponsored a "block party" along Freedom Way that included a zip line running above the street.

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Festivities before the Home Run Derby.​

Festivities before the Home Run Derby.

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A crowd waits to cross 2nd St. before the Home Run Derby.​

A crowd waits to cross 2nd St. before the Home Run Derby.

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Starting lineup for the All-Star Game displayed with baseball cards at Fabulous Frames & Art on 4th St.​

Starting lineup for the All-Star Game displayed with baseball cards at Fabulous Frames & Art on 4th St.

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Bromwell's, a luxury fireplace store, chalk welcome sign.

Bromwell's, a luxury fireplace store, chalk welcome sign.

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Koch's Sporting Goods store featuring a mustache and the Direct Tv Blimp overhead.​

Koch's Sporting Goods store featuring a mustache and the Direct Tv Blimp overhead.

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Storefront of Koch's Sporting Goods on 4th St.​

Storefront of Koch's Sporting Goods on 4th St.

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Photo booth at Mynt Martini.​

Photo booth at Mynt Martini.

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Shuttle busses featuring special routes for the festivities.​

Shuttle busses featuring special routes for the festivities.

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Storefront at Saks Fifth Avenue.​

Storefront at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Lobby of the Hyatt Regency hotel.​

Lobby of the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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Duke Energy Convention Center, site of All-Star FanFest.​

Duke Energy Convention Center, site of All-Star FanFest, decorated with a poster of Barry Larkin - a former Red and the game's local spokesperson.

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Temporary surveillance ​camera at the corner of 5th and Elm streets. The neon green line indicates a walking path to the All-Star game.

Temporary surveillance camera at the corner of 5th and Elm streets. The neon green line indicates a walking path between the convention center and ballpark.

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MLB.com shop advertisement.​

MLB.com shop advertisement.

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​Local universities such as Thomas More donated their athletic team's busses to be used as public shuttles.

Local universities such as Thomas More donated their athletic team's busses to be used as public shuttles. This one is passing under the decorated 5th St. skywalk.

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The Carew Tower and the 525 Vine building at sunset during the Home Run Derby. The jumbotron was broadcasting the event's opening ceremonies and features Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.​

The Carew Tower and the 525 Vine building at sunset during the Home Run Derby. The jumbotron was broadcasting the event's opening ceremonies and features Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.

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​Fountain Square during the Home Run Derby.

Fountain Square during the Home Run Derby.

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​A fan applauds Reds player Todd Frazier while watching the first round of the Home Run Derby at Fountain Square.

A fan applauds Reds player Todd Frazier while watching the first round of the Home Run Derby at Fountain Square.

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Map for workers of the All-Star Game's parade.​

Map for workers of the All-Star Game's parade.

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Great American Ballpark and the city skyline during the Home Run Derby as seen from Newport, KY.​

Great American Ballpark and the city skyline during the Home Run Derby as seen from Newport, KY.

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Throughout the week, severe weather and rain were a constant threat to the game and it's festivities. Hours before the All-Star Game, high winds rushed through Fountain Square before a storm rolled in.​

Throughout the week, severe weather and rain were a constant threat to the game and it's festivities. Hours before the All-Star Game, high winds rushed through Fountain Square before a storm rolled in.

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​A storm pelts downtown Cincinnati with rain along 5th St. hours before the All-Star Game.

A storm pelts downtown Cincinnati with rain along 5th St. hours before the All-Star Game.

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​High winds and rain as seen at the 5th St. skywalk hours before the game.

High winds and rain as seen at the 5th St. skywalk hours before the game.

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The sun came out following the first of several quick thunderstorms that hit downtown the afternoon before the All-Star Game.​

The sun came out following the first of several quick thunderstorms that hit downtown the afternoon before the All-Star Game.

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MLB.com merchandise shop set up in the lobby of the Carew Tower.​

MLB.com merchandise shop set up in the lobby of the Carew Tower.

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All-Star Game logo placed in the glass of the Carew Tower's arcade.​

All-Star Game logo placed in the glass of the Carew Tower's arcade.

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​Downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ballpark and the surrounding area as seen from the top of the Carew Tower as more storms rolled into the area.

Downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ballpark and the surrounding area as seen from the top of the Carew Tower as more storms rolled into the area.

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​Merchandise at the "I Love Cincinnati Shoppe" in the Carew Tower.

Merchandise at the "I Love Cincinnati Shoppe" in the Carew Tower.

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​Officer Martin of the Cincinnati Police Department at Fountain Square.

Officer Martin of the Cincinnati Police Department at Fountain Square.

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As yet another storm rolled in, many people enjoying the festivities around the ballpark took refuge from the rain in the building's parking garage.​

As yet another storm rolled in, many people enjoying the festivities around the ballpark took refuge from the rain in the building's parking garage.

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​With the sun back out, a mobile merchandise booth resumes business in Smale Riverfront Park.

With the sun back out, a mobile merchandise booth resumes business in Smale Riverfront Park.

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A man named Jake shows off his combined Reds/Ohio University tattoo outside the ballpark.

A man named Jake shows off his combined Reds/Ohio University tattoo outside the ballpark.

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A man named Ricky poses with his Mike&Mike shirt outside the ballpark. The ESPN radio hosts had given out the free shirts earlier in the day during pregame broadcasts.​

A man named Ricky poses with his Mike&Mike shirt outside the ballpark. The ESPN radio hosts had given out the free shirts earlier in the day during pregame broadcasts.

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Great American Ballpark main plaza on the day of the All-Star Game.​

Great American Ballpark main plaza on the day of the All-Star Game.

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​Jersey of the National League frozen in ice at a merchandise shop alongside the ballpark.

Jersey of the National League frozen in ice at a merchandise shop alongside the ballpark.

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A man looking to purchase four tickets on the Main St. bridge outside the ballpark.​

A man looking to purchase four tickets on the Main St. bridge outside the ballpark.

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​A man in a unicorn mask faces off with evangelical protestors outside the ballpark.

A man in a unicorn mask faces off with evangelical protestors outside the ballpark.

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Ballpark festivities entertain the crowd before the game.​

Ballpark festivities entertain the crowd before the game.

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The corner of 2nd and Main as seen from the upper concourse of Great Amercian Ballpark as fans enter the stadium.

The corner of 2nd and Main as seen from the upper concourse of Great Amercian Ballpark as fans enter the stadium.

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​Great American Ballpark plaza as viewed from the Northern ramps to the upper deck.

Great American Ballpark plaza as viewed from the Northern ramps to the upper deck.

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Player introductions and the American flag unfurled.​

Player introductions and the American flag unfurled.

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The sign reads: "Mr. Commissioner, ease our pain," a reference to Reds legend Pete Rose's banishment from baseball.​

The sign reads: "Mr. Commissioner, ease our pain," a reference to Reds legend Pete Rose's banishment from baseball.

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With the next United States Presidential Election still over a year away, some fans made their political beliefs known.​

With the next United States Presidential Election still over a year away, some fans made their political beliefs known.

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Four F/A-18F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (Oceana, Virginia) ​perform a flyover at the conclusion of the national anthem.

Four F/A-18F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (Oceana, Virginia) perform a flyover at the conclusion of the national anthem.

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​The lead pilot of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 whom performed the flyover poses with family mem​The lead pilot of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 whom performed the flyover poses with family members at the conclusion of the game.

The lead pilot (call sign: HINTS) of Strike Fighter Squadron 213, whom performed the flyover, poses with family members at the conclusion of the game. The pilots landed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and were brought to the game to be honored during the seventh inning stretch.

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All-Star Game lettering on the field.​

All-Star Game lettering on the field.

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Several fans like the one above made signs of support for Reds legend Pete Rose who is banned from baseball and the Hall-Of-Fame.​

Several fans like the one above made signs of support for Reds legend Pete Rose who is banned from baseball and the Hall-Of-Fame.

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The upper deck of Great American Ballpark during the game.​

The upper deck of Great American Ballpark during the game.

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Great American Ballpark at night during a pitching change. The American League had just brought in Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.​

Great American Ballpark at night during a pitching change. The American League had just brought in Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.

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​The sea of humanity departing the stadium at the conclusion of the game.

The sea of humanity departing the stadium at the conclusion of the game.

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The lettering of the Duke Energy Convention Center illuminated in red and white to commemorate the All-Star Game.​

The lettering of the Duke Energy Convention Center illuminated in red and white to commemorate the All-Star Game.

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